Meaning of “colonialist” in the English Dictionary

"colonialist" in British English

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colonialistadjective

uk /kəˈləʊ.ni.ə.lɪst/ us /kəˈloʊ.ni.ə.lɪst/

relating to colonialism:

the colonialist powers
colonialist ideology

colonialistnoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈləʊ.ni.ə.lɪst/ us /kəˈloʊ.ni.ə.lɪst/

(Definition of “colonialist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"colonialist" in Business English

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colonialistadjective

uk /kəˈləʊniəlɪst/ us POLITICS

relating to colonialism:

The colonialist approach must end so we can focus on the economic injustices that make people poor.

colonialistnoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈləʊniəlɪst/ us

someone who supports or was involved in colonialism:

He sees the colonialists as victims of their own system.

(Definition of “colonialist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)